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The Mitchell Bowl is one of the two semifinal bowls of Canadian Interuniversity Sport men's football, and is the semifinal held in the more westerly location of the two semifinal venues. The winner of this game goes on to play against the Uteck Bowl champions for the Vanier Cup. The home of the Mitchell Bowl, as well as the two conference champions, changes each year on a rotating basis.


In 2001, the CIS voted to change the permanent site of the Atlantic Bowl in the interest of competitive fairness. In 2002, the Mitchell Bowl was first awarded, replacing the Atlantic Bowl. During 2002, the Mitchell Bowl played opposite to the Churchill Bowl. In 2003, the Uteck Bowl replaced the Churchill Bowl. Both the Mitchell Bowl and the Uteck Bowl have taken their place in history.

The Mitchell Bowl was named after Douglas H. Mitchell, a former Canadian Football League commissioner and member of the National Hockey League board of governors.

List of Mitchell Bowl champions

Date Champion Score Runner Up Score Location Maury L. Van Vliet Trophy (MVP) Winner
2002-11-16 Saskatchewan 22 McGill 0 Percival-Molson Stadium, Montreal Sheldon Ball, Saskatchewan
2003-11-15 Laval 36 McMaster 32 Ivor Wynne Stadium, Hamilton Jeronimo Huerta-Flores, Laval
2004-11-20 Saskatchewan 31 Saint Mary's 16 Griffiths Stadium, Saskatoon Steve Bilan, Saskatchewan
2005-11-19 Saskatchewan 29 Laval 27 Griffiths Stadium, Saskatoon David Stevens, Saskatchewan
2006-11-18 Saskatchewan 35 Ottawa 28 Frank Clair Stadium, Ottawa Tyler O’Gorman, Saskatchewan[1]
2007-11-17 Manitoba 52 Western 20 Canad Inns Stadium, Winnipeg Mike Howard, Manitoba
2008-11-16 Western 28 Saint Mary's 12 TD Waterhouse Stadium, London Craig Butler, Western[2]
2009-11-21 Queen's 33 Laval 30 Richardson Memorial Stadium, Kingston Shomari Williams, Queen's
2010-11-20 Calgary 35 Saint Mary's 8 McMahon Stadium, Calgary Steven Lumbala, Calgary
2011-11-18 Laval 41 Calgary 10 McMahon Stadium, Calgary Sébastien Lévesque, Laval
2012-11-17 McMaster 45 Calgary 6 Ron Joyce Stadium, Hamilton Kyle Quinlan, McMaster

Future participants

The teams and host sites of the Mitchell Bowl and the Uteck Bowl rotate on a six-year cycle, so that in each cycle each of the four conferences hosts and visits every other conference once.

The participants and sites for future Mitchell Bowl games are listed below:[3]

Date Visiting Conference Host Conference
2013-11-16 OUA Canada West
2014-11-15 AUS OUA
2015-11-21 RSEQ OUA
2016-11-19 AUS Canada West

To date, all Mitchell Bowl games have been played at the home field of the host conference's champion.

Team win/loss records

Team GP W L Win %
Saskatchewan Huskies 4 4 0 1.000
Queen's Golden Gaels 1 1 0 1.000
Manitoba Bisons 1 1 0 1.000
Calgary Dinos 3 1 2 .250
Western Ontario Mustangs 2 1 1 .500
Laval Rouge et Or 4 2 2 .500
Saint Mary's Huskies 3 0 3 .000
McGill Redmen 1 0 1 .000
McMaster Marauders 2 1 1 .500
Ottawa Gee-Gees 1 0 1 .000


  1. "2006 Season in Review". Canadian Interuniversity Sport. 2007. pp. 25. Retrieved 2008-11-14.
  2. "Mitchell Bowl: Western wins Mitchell Bowl, to face No. 1 Laval in Vanier Cup". Canadian Interuniversity Sport. 2008-11-16. Retrieved 2008-11-17.
  3. "CIS 5-Year Schedule". Canadian Interuniversity Sport. 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-18.

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